April 9, 2012
How the late Mike Wallis, remembered for his feared 60-minute interrogations, got Khomeini to call Anwar Sadat's death; a foreign family living in Egypt shares their winning philosophy; get nostalgic with Etta James; and catch up on Arabs Got Talent
On the 9th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, calling for peace while meeting the oldest Iraqi blogger on the block; Why I left Israel; Durex marketing gets wild in Dubai.
April 8, 2012
How to frame the Arab Spring- from an insider perspective looking back upon Moorish Spain; Roba from Jordan waxes lyrical about Boing Boing the news-blog forum; Powerful Women-- men tread with caution; And 'read' about Lebanon.
On the occasion of Palm Sunday we recall and celebrate that Lebanon - popular at any time of the year- scores 3rd in a top ten places to spend Easter- hallelujah!; The return of the reader: back to reading; 12 positives that follow a mistake - a dozen lessons to keep!
April 7, 2012
If these latest Google Glasses become the fashion, Lebanon's fashion parades or streets will be crammed with them; Pulling that marathon all nighter - the night plotted out for a chuckle; Art reviews on the Middle East unveil liberal arts from conservative nations.
April 6, 2012
In light of the Ethiopian maid suicide, a horrifying story of a Lebanese officer raping a maid on the international day of love surfaces; Kuwait ranks at 31 on the happiness scale; An Egyptian magazine blast from the past- 'Daughters of the Nile'; Baby-style alcohol bottles.
April 5, 2012
In light of recent social networking snafus, Dubai police is putting all its efforts into watching websites like Twitter and Facebook on a 24-hour basis to prevent anti-UAE sentiments; More information on the Muslim Brotherhood's surprising presidential candidate; Samir Geagea's almost assassination; Jordan in the springtime; In the land of coffee and donuts.
April 4, 2012
International law is an essential part of international relations, but sometimes it creates loopholes where faulty state behavior goes overlooked; Lebanon news via Internet memes; Was being a Muslim Shaima Al-Awadi's only crime?
One of Lebanon's few remaining synagogues opens for prayer for the first time in decades in light of a tour sponsored by the anti-Zionist Neturei Karta International movement; Mohamed Merah is a French problem, not a Muslim one; Is the Muslim Brotherhood homogenizing Egypt? Sidon Synagogue Opens for Prayers: First Time in Decades
April 3, 2012
There is no denying the role of social media in the Arab Spring, so here is a look at one of the pioneers, Sultan Al Qassemi; Women put in a box- literally and discursively; Lebanon's graffiti- a sign of the times? ; A book about love, Peanuts-style; Eat after reading!
In some exciting sports news, two Lebanese female athletes qualify for the Olympics- one for table tennis, the other taekwondo; Jordan's Lifetime diplomatic passport fiasco! ; U.S. withdrawal from Iraq is hardly a situation changer in the region; In the context of Palestine, there is no divorcing politics and economics.
April 2, 2012
For better or worse, there is talk that Lebanon is in the preparation stages of opening a nuclear power plant in an attempt to resolve the electricity crisis; Haifa Wehbe and Elissa- Bosom buddies? ; Right on the heels of April's Fools Day is World Autism Awareness Day!
Although there are 280 languages on Wikipedia, Arabic ranks as 27 in terms of content volume; What do grassroots movements and startups mean for Egypt's future; Naguib Mahfouz- A man of literature and cinema; Female hunger striker Hana Shalabi urged against deportation deal.
April 1, 2012
Famed American rapper Snoop Dogg is joining forces with Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny for 'Si L Sayed'; A belated Valentine's Day lament- Love is not a P. Diddy song; All the single ladies, you don't need to put a ring on it! ; Lebanon gets Marilyn fever; Cats doing funny stuff- enough said.
As Syria's condition gets more critical, it seems that the 'Friends of Syria' need a Plan B; Reactions to El-Shater's candidacy; Egypt's Porn conundrum; Land Day highlights the age-old fundamental problems; Photo essay of life in the Palestinian territories.